It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.